President Yoweri Museveni has launched a wealth creation drive for Luweero region at Kikunyu Primary School Grounds in Makulubita Sub-county, Katikamu North, Luweero District.
The president will spend the next four days in the region on this particular mission.
“We shall in these four days, together with the population, identify and agree on what keys to use to spur development in the area,” he said.
“When you look at a bus, it is a big thing, however it’s a small thing called a key that ignites it and it moves.”
In Ankole sub-region, since they are predominantly cattle keepers, Museveni says they agreed that the key is cows.
“I used this to teach them modern animal husbandry, encouraged them to abandon the practice of keeping many cows whose milk yield is low and adopt high breed cows with high milk output.”
He then said that this practice has uplifted household income in the region.
For Luweero, Museveni suggested the four-acre model.
He promised to personally inspect farms on foot to ensure that he demonstrates how this model of one acre of coffee or tea, one acre of fruits, one acre of food and one acre of pigs/animals, works.
He said Luweero is the home of NRM hence it should be an example to the rest of the country as a model of improved household income through Operation Wealth Creation.
Government has allocated a lot of funds to OWC however supervision and implementation is still lacking.
“I will be visiting homesteads on foot to see for myself the progress so far made.”